Joe Burnham
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Joe Burnham replied to Meda-Kay's discussion 'Discount on New Pump' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've bought two pings (with the help of insurance) and never been offered a discount. Maybe things have changed in the year or so since I got my 2nd pump. ...Joe"
Jul 13, 2014
Joe Burnham replied to artwoman's discussion 'Diasend print out editting' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I'm not super familiar with Windows 8 (was running it on an older laptop, which died about 3 months ago). BUT, have you tried running EZ Manager in "compatability mode" ? It *might* work if you try that."
Jun 4, 2014
Joe Burnham replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'Inset 30 or Regular Inset' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've been on a Ping for about 9 years, and have ended up using BOTH the Inset 30 and the regular inset. I'm not really "heavy", so I don't have much "real estate" to poke. After using the regular inset for a couple…"
Jun 4, 2014
Dee Meloche replied to Joe Burnham's discussion 'Suggestions for future Animas Ping Remote Meter features'
"I agree that the meter remote should have had the ability to work basals and temp basals.Wasn't the purpose of the Ping so don't have pull it of your hip to look at it.I think the ability to change basal rates would be beneficial."
May 31, 2012
Joe Burnham replied to dawn100670's discussion 'Pump Not Primed' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've read in the past that when the pump and cartridge go through wide temperature changes (from being outside in the winter, and then coming back into a warm building) it can loose prime."
Jan 13, 2012
Joe Burnham replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Diasend Uploader website' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"The site seems about normal, as far as speed goes, for me. The Diasend Uploader takes me right to the site, and while I admit, it was a bit confusing to find my way around the first few times, it's become easier the more I use it. Like others…"
Nov 19, 2011
Joe Burnham replied to Brian Grant's discussion 'Insets falling apart' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Could you try explaining this a bit more? I've been using both the inset 90's and 30's, and the only problem I've ever had with the 90's is when I inadvertantly pulled DOWN on the inset before it was fully cocked, and then…"
Nov 4, 2011
Joe Burnham replied to Zoe's discussion 'Batteries' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Sorry you're having a rough morjing, Zoe... I'm glad I'm not the only one that things like that happen to. Over time, i've done the following: When changing sites, and cartridges, I've thrown away the new line and kept the…"
Sep 4, 2011
Leilani replied to Joe Burnham's discussion 'EZ Manager/Ping Question' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"If the pump is suspended and then resumed it will show a the basal segment at time it was resumed. . ."
Aug 25, 2011
Joe Burnham replied to Joe Burnham's discussion 'EZ Manager/Ping Question' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"OK....shortly after posting the question above, I think I figured out the multiple BG readings (they are actual readings I took 15 minutes apart after a low ??). I'm still not sure about the multiple basal readings, though... ...Joe"
Aug 25, 2011
Joe Burnham added a discussion to the group Animas Insulin Pump Users

EZ Manager/Ping Question

I'm not sure whether the "problem" is with the Ping or with the EZ Manager software, but here goes.I uploaded my meter data to the Diasend site, then printed out a month worh of history (BG, Bolus, Basal, etc. etc.)While reviewing the data, I noticed that there were numerous instances of several BG readings, one after the other, at the same time. In every case, there were also an equal number of basal readings stacked one under the other.I know *I* didn't do multiple BG tests all at once, and…See More
Aug 25, 2011
Joe Burnham replied to Ernie's discussion 'Animas Phone callI' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
" "bad" on "suspending, basal rate changes" from the remote. MossDog is right, those can't be done from the remote. Guess my brain wasn't fully engaged! To my knowledge, the display brightness has no…"
Aug 24, 2011
Joe Burnham replied to Ernie's discussion 'Animas Phone callI' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Ways to increase battery life: Turn the screen display on the pump down as low as it can go, and still be readable (you can always temporarily brighten it up by mashing the button on the TOP of the pump). Do ALL your bolusing, suspending, basal…"
Aug 23, 2011
Joe Burnham replied to Nikki K's discussion 'Flying with my Ping' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Ummm...ok... I must be a little slow... I've flown with my Ping several times (but not since the new rules went into effect). I've always been wanded by hand, and it's never affected my pump. I don't remember reading anywhere…"
Aug 20, 2011
Joe Burnham replied to Nikki K's discussion 'Flying with my Ping' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Hi Nikki.... I've flown with my Ping several times. I know you do NOT want to run it through that X-Ray scanner that they put your carry on baggage through, and it seems to me that I read somewhere, that it's also not recommended to be…"
Aug 9, 2011
Joe Burnham replied to crusso's discussion 'New pump user with questions...please help!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"At nearly 64, I'm considerably older than your son (grin)...but when I was VERY skinny after coming out of the hospital a couple of years ago, I also had to use the same upper buttocks locations you do. I found that I also suffered more spikes…"
Jul 21, 2011

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
to be able to learn from the knowledge of others, and to offer my own insight into Diabetes and it's treatment with an Insulin Pump.
Date diagnosed
September 21, 1992
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Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 10:50pm on June 26, 2009, Karla J Sherer said…
Joe, thanks for getting back to me. Actually, you already answered my question tonight so don't sweat it if you are busy. I am leaning heavily on your comments and the report written about the same time by Paris. The two of you covered all the most important issues in my mind and now that I've seen both pumps, I plan to read those comments again this weekend. I like both the pumps and there are things we all wish we could combine on these different pumps. It's a tough decision and I have a lot of notes about each model. I thought that along with my notes, if I read yours and Paris's comments again, that should give me a solid base for my decision. If you care to add anything or share any info with me, please know it is greatly appreciated. This is such an important decision to me. I've wanted this for 3 years and am very hopeful it will slow down some of the health deterioration I'm having from diabetes. Good luck with your own battle,
At 11:02am on June 26, 2009, Karla J Sherer said…
Hi Joe,

I finally got my pump demos over and am now trying to decide on my choice. I was again reading some things on the thread I started that you participated in. It is the one about the best pump. You mentioned the software and that you can graph by "Time of day" or by "Set mealtimes". Am I remembering that right? There's just so much written on this website ad I get it confused sometimes. I thought I read that the software with the Ping would only graph by set mealtime and not by time of day. This is important to me because I don't usually eat three meals a day but might add a couple or three small snacks in a 24 hr period. I don't sleep much at night so if I'm up all night, I get that empty feeling and a low. In any case, my eating is weird and I look forward to a pump to help with that. Can I graph by time of day and see what things are doeing? Also, are you one of the members who priviously had a MM? I know you are using the Animas now. This is such an important decision for me as I use Medicare thru my disability. They warranty for 5 yrs instead of 4 like private ins. so whatever I choose, I'm using for at least 5 yrs if not longer. They will only replace after that if it's medically necessary to upgrade to newer model so you see why I've made this a big deal. Also, I've needed it for a long time and did not qualify before but am now converting from T2 to T1 or 1.5 as my insulin production is nearly nil and my autoantibodies coincide with same. Thanks for prior comments on the thread and you offered help so you're on!
At 8:43am on April 6, 2009, robin said…

Welcome to the community Joe. So glad you joined.

At 11:45am on April 5, 2009, Yvonne C. said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes!!

Hello Joe! Awesome that you are here!

I am part of the Welcoming Committee and you are now part of a supportive community for diabetics! When you have the time, please don’t hesitate to meet your fellow members within the forums, groups and blog areas.

Check out this guide for new members. It has lots of tips about finding your way around the community!

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If you know of any other individuals who may interested in a very supportive diabetes community, feel free to invite them to join TuDiabetes. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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